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DStegCat #41 Posted 02 December 2015 - 06:48 PM

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So is seeing his art worth a 450 mile round trip?

 

National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri.


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Sqn Ldr B #42 Posted 02 December 2015 - 06:50 PM

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View PostDStegCat, on 02 December 2015 - 06:48 PM, said:

So is seeing his art worth a 450 mile round trip?

 

National Churchill Museum in Fulton, Missouri.

 

Well, maybe. Depends how much you're interested in art really.

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Sqn Ldr B #43 Posted 02 December 2015 - 07:58 PM

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This is going to sound a bit soppy, but this kind of brought a tear to my eye:


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JStudebaker #44 Posted 02 December 2015 - 09:17 PM

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Can he be the greatest Briton if his Mother was American? Personally, to me that adds to his reputation. 

 

Oddly, he reminds me of Mark Twain. Seemed to have a similar effect on how a nation viewed itself and the sheer number of quotables they produced. Imagine a conversation between those two. It would have been epic.... or started a war. 

 

I can't remember the exact wording, but was this one of his quotes, "If your young and not a liberal you have no heart. If you're old and not a conservative you have no brain"?



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View PostJStudebaker, on 02 December 2015 - 09:17 PM, said:

Can he be the greatest Briton if his Mother was American? Personally, to me that adds to his reputation. 

 

Oddly, he reminds me of Mark Twain. Seemed to have a similar effect on how a nation viewed itself and the sheer number of quotables they produced. Imagine a conversation between those two. It would have been epic.... or started a war. 

 

I can't remember the exact wording, but was this one of his quotes, "If your young and not a liberal you have no heart. If you're old and not a conservative you have no brain"?

 

Yes, Churchill's mother was American. That's partially one of the reasons he seemed to be so "pally" with FDR and spent a lot of valuable time over in the USA during WW2 trying to get him to join the war. Even offered the Magna Carta to him as a gift of friendship and walked around the White House with no clothes on to show that "the British Prime Minister has nothing to hide from the American President". Needless to say he gave Eleanor a bit of a fright.

 

I believe the quote was "anyone who was not a Liberal at the age of twenty had no heart, while anyone who was still a Liberal at forty had no head." Although Churchill did say it, I think it's originally attributed to someone else. It certainly suits Churchill though, he never had a fixed party really, he kind of just went freelance and chopped and changed to suit his needs.


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UnsoundDineen #46 Posted 02 December 2015 - 10:04 PM

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I like Churchill because he made the V-bombers :trollface:

 

 


ghost cowboy 99 #47 Posted 02 December 2015 - 10:39 PM

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i like churchill he was  good leader and a great man

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kaloochi #48 Posted 03 December 2015 - 12:12 PM

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View Postghost cowboy 99, on 02 December 2015 - 10:39 PM, said:

i like churchill he was  good leader and a great man

 

The right man at the right time.




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